News: Chris Brown Catches Break But Still Faces Battle In Hit & Run Case
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 6:45PM
R&B singer Chris Brown can breathe a sigh of relief after having a couple of charges against him dropped today (July 23) in court but is still on the hook for a hit and run case.
Details of Chris Breezy's current legal status surfaced online Tuesday.
Brown's lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and a judge ordered him to show up at a sheriff's station within a week to be officially booked on the charge, according to a court spokesman. The prosecutor dismissed charges of driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance during a hearing Tuesday in a Van Nuys, California, court. A Brown representative said last week that the singer expected all of the charges to be dropped and probation reinstated this week. (CNN)
Last week, Brown hopped onto his Twitter page to stand behind his past claims of doing nothing wrong in the May incident.
"Pray!," Chris tweeted July 15.
"I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C'mon!!"
"Love you Team Breezy. I hope people can actually see the truth."
"My cross is heavy but God gives me the strength to carry it." (Chris Brown's Twitter)
Information of the singer's latest woes with the legal system bubbled online last week.
A judge revoked Chris Brown's probation on Monday after reviewing the details of hit-and-run charges the singer is facing. However, the singer was not ordered to jail. Brown, who came to court with a group of family members, appeared downcast as he sat with his arms across his chest and his head down on the counsel table while his lawyer and a prosecutor went to the judge's chambers to discuss the case. (USA Today)
The probabtion dates back to his now-infamous domestic violence case involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown has been on felony probation in the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna. He has been in and out of court since then making reports on fulfilling the requirements of his probation. On May 12, Brown allegedly rear-ended a car in the San Fernando Valley and refused to give the other driver his insurance information. A woman in the car with Brown provided her driver's license, according to a police report, but Brown did not provide his until his lawyer had it delivered to the other driver two days later. (Fox News)